Big Red (1962)

Big Red (1962)





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Rene (Emile Genest) is a young orphan boy who takes a job at a sportsman's Canadian retreat by the St. Lawrence River. James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) is the lonely hunter who trains hunting dogs to keep his mind off the loss of his only son. Rene is put in charge of training an incorrigible Irish setter named Big Red. The boy and the dog are separated until after a big dog show, but the overactive canine crashes through a window to be with the boy. James thinks the injured dog should be put to sleep, but Rene runs away with Red and nurses him back to health. When James becomes trapped after a fall, a menacing mountain lion looms nearby. Red must fight the ferocious feline to save the boy and the hunter. Norman Tokar directed this Walt Disney film production.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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Walter Pidgeon
as James Haggin
Gilles Payant
as Rene Dumont
Émile Genest
as Emile Fornet
Janette Bertrand
as Therese Fornet
George Bouvier
as Baggageman
Doris Lussier
as Farmer Mariot
Rolland Bédard
as Conductor
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Critic Reviews for Big Red

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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August 21, 2005

Another Disney dog movie full of family values and tears.

December 28, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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May 3, 2003
Billings Outpost (Montana)

Audience Reviews for Big Red

A really good film with a heartwarming ending. Like How to Train Your Dragon. Only that was a great movie and this is just a really good movie. 61%

Harvey Dent
Harvey Dent

6.5/10. Inspiring, well meaning Disney family film. Better then most "boy and his dog" movies. Well filmed and cast. Walter Pidgeon adds a touch of class to the film. Clever dog too. A bit hokey but pleasant.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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